The Philadelphia Flyers went through a makeover on the blueline this summer while things mostly stayed the same up front.
The only major addition upfront was of course the huge signing of Kevin Hayes who will likely slide in as the second line center.
The Hayes signing pretty much solidifies that Nolan Patrick will get locked into the third line center role as he continues to work on his game.
Who will Patrick's linemates be this year?
Oskar Lindblom should lineup on left wing and Bill Meltzer of Flyers.com and Hockeybuzz.com believes the right wing will be one of Chuck Fletcher's summer acquisitions.
Meltzer lists Tyler Ptlick has the team's likely right wing.
"My gut feeling right now -- and that's all it is -- is that winger/center Tyler Pitlick (who played some third line right wing in Dallas and, when healthy, was effective in that capacity) is the pre-camp front runner for the open third line wing spot. Although this undoubtedly will not make many Flyers fans happy, I could also see new acquisition Andy Andreoff opening the season as the Flyers' 12th forward -- people on the hockey side of the organization like his size and physical presence -- or possibly rookie hopeful Nicolas Aube-Kubel rotating in and out on the fourth line. That might not be the case all season, but it may start out that way."